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Discussion in 'Hi-Point Carbines' started by zathadaddy, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. zathadaddy

    zathadaddy zathadaddy Member

    I owned an older hi-point 45 acp, i bought it because i used an Astra for years, one of the only really nice "blow backs" available. called the plumbers nightmare by some, it was the hardest hitting 9 mm i have seen, including the German WW 9's:D
    when i took that top heavy 45 out and ran 100 dollars worth of Winchesters through it as fast as i could, i soon realized the "extra" weight really helped the blow=back pressure and kept my grouping tight!
    my questions , are there and manufactures that will make or offer a vert. shoulder strap for this heavy beast, and how about some rubber grips? i love this 2012 model 100's of times better than 10 years ago, but i want to carry this boat anchor believe it or not.
    by the way, all that ammo, no misfires!
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    also they had crate of the mosin nagant 7.62x54, slathered in what seemed to be vasoline. they are selling them for @ 100 U.S. and come with bayonet, sling, ammo pouch, cleaning rods, and some other goodies for the saw-buck.
    my question again is the 7.62x54 a weird load that will make it useless in the future if i cannot reload my own ammo, or is this a commonly reloaded cartridge size? $100 is great for these guns with super clean bores and near perfect wood finishes, but i want to be able to shoot it in the future
     
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  2. zathadaddy

    zathadaddy zathadaddy Member

    i am going to accept serious responces at my email at [email protected]
    thank you for your experience, wisdom and time.
     

  3. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 Member

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    Welcome to the board. New or Old, dem .45 JHPs can't be beat.
    I too love the extra weight they have, makes shoot'n enjoyable.
     
  4. hipoint91

    hipoint91 Well-Known Member

    Id still by the nagant for collecting purposes. As u know probably the x54 isnt a wally world item. But who knows if these nagants could become the price hike like the skss....?
     
  5. Never mind the serious responses, who are they?????
     
  6. SteveC

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    also they had crate of the mosin nagant 7.62x54, slathered in what seemed to be vasoline. they are selling them for @ 100 U.S. and come with bayonet, sling, ammo pouch, cleaning rods, and some other goodies for the saw-buck.
    my question again is the 7.62x54 a weird load that will make it useless in the future if i cannot reload my own ammo, or is this a commonly reloaded cartridge size? $100 is great for these guns with super clean bores and near perfect wood finishes, but i want to be able to shoot it in the future


    These have become rather popular because of the price AND because they are cool rifles. I have three - two 91/30s and an M44 carbine and I love to shoot them. You can get a lot of information about them at 7.62x54r.net. The cartridge isn't really weird, just really big. And nothing else shoots it. I don't know about reloading them, but there's a ton of milsurp ammo out there (440 rounds for about $85-$90). Stuff tends to be corrosive though so you gotta clean the hell out of them (check out the stickies under Curio & Relic for info about that). As for the vaseline, it's cosmoline. There are a variety of ways to clean it out, but I find mineral spirits works well. They aren't hard to take down to clean. Then a light coat of oil. You might want to take the stock (just the wood - no metal) and hold it over dry heat (many use electric stove burners) to sweat the cosmoline out of the wood.